On Thursday, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh said the rioters that make up the Occupy Oakland protest are Obama’s base.
Worse yet, Limbaugh said he was told President Obama is fanning the flames of civil unrest.
On October 6, Limbaugh said:
I wish I could tell you who, but a very prominent person asked me to never mention his name in this regard, but for months he has been telling me, “You watch, Rush, do not doubt me,” he said to me, “Obama is setting up riots. He is fanning the flames for riots and eventual violence. That’s all he’s got.”
On Thursday, he expanded on that premise:
If you want to know who the Obama base is, take a look at Occupy Oakland. Now, you probably heard yesterday in Oakland the Occupy protesters were railing against these hard economic times. They closed down the Port of Oakland and most of the stores and businesses in Oakland with a general strike, which is gonna do wonders for the economy, right? It’s gonna really do wonders to address the situation they claim to be concerned about. Here you have Oakland, a city already to the brink of bankruptcy, and these people are shutting it down — and the union leaders are suggesting that this is still chump change. This is nothing.
Wednesday night, union activists joined the Occupy protesters, shutting down the port and rioting throughout the city.
Limbaugh went on to say the protests are only going to get worse as the unions get even more involved.
“Wait ’til they start going to the banks and occupying the banks and wait ’til they start going to the homes of executives and trying to occupy their property.” That’s what the union leaders say. Union leaders are getting a little ticked off at the rank amateurism of the protesters, these kids. The union leaders say, “You guys don’t know what you’re doing! You’re piddling around here. Come on. You’ve got a throw a bomb into some building! Something’s gotta burn here or nobody’s gonna take it seriously. You are embarrassing us.” That’s right. The Steelworkers guy is out making similar kinds of claims, and it’s only going to ratchet up. Because none of what they’re protesting about is actually what they’re protesting about.
He went on to say the protesters are “trying to create chaos and distrust, disharmony, any number of things.”
Are the Occupy protests being used as a partisan tool?
Conn Carroll writes at the Washington Examiner that the “Occupy” movement is nothing but a partisan fraud:
Yesterday, 200 Occupy Wall Street protesters ran down to Goldman Sachs headquarters on the mere rumor that President George Bush was visiting the buliding. Bush was apparently inside pitching Goldman staff on the Keystone XL pipeline. The OWS crowd chanted “Arrest George Bush” before convening an General Assembly outside the building.
Carroll adds that neither Bush nor Paulson are in office, and wonders why the protesters aren’t demanding Obama and Geithner be held accountable for anything, especially considering MF Global employees gave over $108,000 to Obama’s campaign:
If the OWS movement really cared about Wall Street’s influence over Washington, they would be marching on the White House to demand Geithner’s resignation. Or at least demanding that Obama return all the money that MF Global chairman and chief executive Jon Corzine bundled for Obama’s 2012 campaign.
Why isn’t Occupy Wall Street marching to MF Global headquarters? Why aren’t they camping out on Jon Corzine’s front lawn? Freddie Mac just requested another $6 billion in taxpayer bailouts. Their executives are taking home million dollar bonuses. Where are the OWS marches on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?
The answer to Carroll’s questions might very well be that the “Occupy” protests that have been endorsed by Communists, Nazis and Islamists worldwide, are nothing more than a front operation meant to ensure Obama’s re-election.
It is interesting to note that at no time has the President ever called for law and order in America’s streets. Instead, he and his administration have expressed support for the protesters while demanding Republicans pass his Communist Party-backed jobs bill.
Citing the Fox News report that ACORN is engaged in extensive damage control, Limbaugh said he has no doubt the White House is behind the nationwide protests that are now turning violent.
“This has been an Obama plan, Obama campaign even as far as now the violence that was ratcheted up in Oakland, California,” Limbaugh said, adding, “It’s all part of the plan. It’s all Obama’s got! That’s it, pure and simple.”
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